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Get Connected - Day of Caring and Campaign

Can you lend a hand? Day of Caring and our 2017 Campaign are coming up! Anyone can join in by showing acts of kindness and by caring for others all day long on September 6, 2017. Pass it on with social media by using the hashtags #uwonemoment and #dayofcaring. If you would like to volunteer, please sign up for one of the Day of Caring projects on You can sign up as an individual or as a team; we encourage you to get your friends and coworkers involved in volunteering as well!

Emerging Leaders Society Event

United Way of the Virginia Peninsula is excited to launch the new affinity group, Emerging Leaders Society (ELS). This program is for United Way donors in their 20s and 30s who are the next generation of philanthropic leaders in our community, we welcome you to be a part of it. Join us for our kickoff event at Tradition Brewing Company in Newport News on Monday, July 17th at 5 PM.

250 Community Members Convene

The Community Forum on Pathways Out of Poverty was held Wednesday night, on June 21st. Thank you to everyone who came and made the event such a success! There were riveting discussions in each of the breakout rooms and great questions from the audience during the Q & A portion of the evening. Thank you to the facilitators and PEOPLE to PEOPLE for leading the discussions and creating a safe space for people of all backgrounds to come together and discuss how we can make this community even stronger.

Stronger Together

The boards of United Way of Greater Williamsburg and United Way of the Virginia Peninsula voted to merge their organizations. They will now serve the counties of Gloucester, New Kent, James City, Mathews, and York and the Cities of Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, and Williamsburg together. The newly reimagined organization is uniquely positioned to work with community leaders, businesses, policymakers, nonprofits and individuals to affect change on a scale that neither organization can achieve on its own.


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